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Email After Hours: Episode 16

Stay out of the ‘Haus: How to Avoid Being Listed by Spamhaus

Get the secrets to staying on Spamhaus’ good side from spam slayer extraordinaire Sridhar Chandran.

 

Even the savviest senders can find themselves on a Spamhaus blocklist—and when ignored, these listings can seriously impact email performance.

But remember: Spamhaus are the good guys, and they’re here to help you avoid being listed. In this episode of Email After Hours, spam slayer extraordinaire Sridhar Chandran, Anti-spam Consultant at the Spamhaus Project, shares the secrets to staying on Spamhaus’ good side.

He’ll cover the importance of consent, best practices, and proper list management to maintain a good reputation. Plus, he’ll reveal emerging trends in the online threat landscape, like subscription bombing and the use of AI in email.

SOME EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • (01:50) Spamhaus’ mission: A force for good
  • (04:59) Common behaviors leading to listings
  • (8:21) Getting delisted: steps and expectations
  • (10:44) Unexpected scammer entry points: IoT Devices and compromised IPs
  • (12:45) Guidelines for consent and GDPR compliance
  • (15:11) The rise of informational listings and bounce handling
  • (18:29) Emerging trends: AI and subscription bombing

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